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Easy to Wed (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 25 July 1946 (USA)
To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.

Directors:

Edward Buzzell, Buster Keaton (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay), George Oppenheimer (original story "Libeled Lady") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler
Esther Williams ... Connie Allenbury Chandler
Lucille Ball ... Gladys Benton
Keenan Wynn ... Warren Haggerty
Cecil Kellaway ... J.B. Allenbury
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos Ramírez
Ben Blue ... Spike Dolan
Ethel Smith ... Ethel Smith - Organ Player
June Lockhart ... Barbara 'Babs' Norvell
Grant Mitchell ... Homer Henshaw
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Burns Norvell
Paul Harvey ... Curtis Farwood
Jonathan Hale ... Hector Boswell
James Flavin ... Joe
Celia Travers Celia Travers ... Mary, Farwood's Secretary
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Storyline

The "Morning Star" is in trouble: J.B. Allenbury, rich and mighty, will sue them for 2 million dollars for an article which says that his daughter is chasing after married men. Reporter Bill Chandler is sent after Connie to prove that the story is actually true. The only problem is that he's not married....yet. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casar é Fácil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles on KTTV (Channel 11) Thursday 26 September 1957, in Philadelphia Friday 25 October 1957, in New York City Thursday 23 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco Saturday 25 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Quotes

William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler: You're too modest. Why, you're a woman of great depths, depths that have never been plumbed.
Gladys Benton: [referring to her boyfriend] No, Warren's not much of a plumber.
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Toca Tu Samba
Music by Paul Soler
Performed on the organ by Ethel Smith
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Lucy Shines in Comedy Showcase
1 November 2002 | by mkarol-2See all my reviews

This is one of the few times at MGM Lucy was given a chance to exploit her full comedic range, and she goes at it with gusto. From the moment she makes her whirlwind entrance looking absolutely gorgeous in a white wedding gown, she commands the screen whenever the camera is on her. In fact, though the movie ostensibly "stars" Van Johnson and Esther Williams, the bland leads take a back seat to the lively pairing of Lucy and Keenan Wynn, as her somewhat morally corrupt boyfriend. Forget comparisons to "Libeled Lady"; "Easy to Wed" is of a different era, and much more slapsticky, and, as noted, Lucy is a gem whether getting drunk and playing the piano or evincing true pathos as a wronged woman. She has rarely been photographed more appealingly, either.


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